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and pennsylvania later on. i slide further to the east, notice the snow hitting the city of cleveland, pittsburgh, buffalo, burlington, a lot of snow in interior new england. we're looking at over a foot of snow. a couple of inches for new york city and boton. if that's not enough. we have severe storms right now sweeping across the southeast. these are the same storms that brought the tornado you saw pictures of earlier to mobile, alabama. we're not done yet. frequent lightning strikes, in georgia. luckily, today, a smaller geographic area, but a busy day, people heading back to the stores and traveling today. right here across parts of south carolina and parts of north carolina, are you seeing the threat of severe weather and the eastern half of georgia, jacksonville, florida. if you are driving in the region, please make sure you are aware of damage. we have mountain snow out west. a really unsettled weather pattern and unusual for this holiday week. alina. >> have you been very busy, bone eschneider. >>> other top stories, wleerning about that guy that killed firefighters on christmas eve mor
england. >> and the storm is covering a massive area at the moment. now, cities on the east coast are preparing for snow and possibly severe weather. >> edward lawrence from washington, thank you. >>> the looming fiscal cliff is forcing president obama to cut short his christmas vacation. the deadline is only six days away. the president plans to leave hawaii today and head back to washington to meet with lawmakers. where heed he and his wife, michelle, spent christmas visiting u.s. troops and their families in hawaii. to beat the january 1st deadline senate majority leader harry reid is said to be crafting his own fiscal package. it would extend the bush era tax cuts for households making less than $250,000, extend long-term unemployment, short-term spending cuts, and make a scheduled drop in medicare reimbursement to doctors. house speaker john boehner said they've had no communication with senator reid. >>> the exconwho ambushed and killed two volunteer firefighters in upstate new york may have murdered his sister. her body was found yesterday, and police say william spamglor h
far this season. in new york city itself, this is not a big storm. it looks like one to three inches. the roads because it hasn't been all that cold so far this season should be under control. then you go back up into new york state. there will be pockets of heavier snow with about sick x to nine inches possible. same for northern pennsylvania. there will be spots that pick up higher snowfall totals. this is not a huge event, we're not talking about a lot of wind with this system, but it does still look like parts of southern new england will pick up most of the snow from the system. carl? >> thanks. we'll get to the national forecast in a few minutes. >>> meantime, lawmakers in washington are desperately trying to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff today, hoping to avoid steep spending cuts and tax increases. kristin welker is at the white house where the president had a high-profile meeting with congressional lawmakers on friday. good morning. >> reporter: carl, good morning to you. all eyes are on the senate this morning as majority leader harry reid and minority leader mcconnell tr
kelly and bill hemmer will bring it to you live from sometime square -- times square in new york city this coming monday. >> that's does it for us, thanks for watching. "studio b" with shepard"studio r starts now. >> the news begins anew on "studio b." the major winter storms that unleashed heavy snow and tornadoes on christmas now barreling towards the northeast. the travel delays are racking up fast. details on that ahead. the tornado threat still in effect for parts of the south after a record number of twisters rocked that region. we'll have much more on that in a moment. >>> plus, the president cutting his holiday vacation short to try to hammer out a deal on the fiscal cliff. where do we stand with six days to go? that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." first from fox at 3:00, winter weather threatening to cause travel problems for people getting home after the holidays. some states dealing with snow, thunderstorms and tornadoes. check out this twister that touched down in mobile, alabama last night. >> oh my god, look. that's a tornado. oh, wow.
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's blowing across the country, hitting big cities and stranding travelers just before christmas. it's friday, december 21st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> no end of the world just yet. >> not yet. >> we're rocking steady up here. it is friday, everybody. 12-21-21. good morning, i'm rob nelson. that storm is blasting a big area from chicago to boston this morning. the latest is coming up in a second. from accuweather the story of the week, in connecticut, that tragedy. and one week after the massacre, how the nation will pause today and remember the victims as the debate over gun violence continues to intensify around the country. another somber occasion in what's been an extraordinarily somber week. >> for me it doesn't even feel like a week. >> no. and you can imagine in newtown, it doesn't feel anything like christmas should feel. just horribly sad. we'll bring you the latest coming up in a second. >>> also this morning, the people who are insisting that the end of the world is happening today, all this talk abou
a wide funnel cloud is filmed barreling across the city. lightning flashing inside, like giant christmas ornaments. they were spawned from a snowstorm from all the way in california. triggering these explosions. the midtown area of mobile fully blacked out. lit only by the lights of police cruisers. across the region, over 250,000 people without power. >> we've had some moderate to minor injuries. to this point, there's been no deaths reported. judging by some of the damage we witnessed today, it's a miracle. >> reporter: dazed residents pick through the debris, as rescuers check for people still trapped in the rubble. the winds mana s mangling the antebellum homes here. and it's not over yet, sam. a high wind warning is in effect. we talked about the breadth of the damage coming through last night. the only lights for miles around were those of police flashers. the power crews that were out last night are still working trying to get power back to the hospital. they haven't even begun to clear main roads in downtown mobile. and all of this weather is punching through to georgia, the caro
stretching from oklahoma city into the great lakes area. keep in mind travel is going to be treacherous. we're look at the snowfall totals, and it's going to be a white christmas from little rock into st. louis. as you get through christmas night and wednesday, up in indianapolis and cleveland. some areas with half a foot of snow, some other areas just enough to make it a white christmas. as it moves into the northeast, we're talking about wind and rain. will have more until a little bit. natalie. >> thank you very much. what's it look like on the roads and airports for you. gabe gutierrez is at atlanta's hartsfield-jackson international airport. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a soggy start here in atlanta. there's been some rain moving through the area, and no major delays reported here or any of the other major airports throughout the country so far, but that could change as that winter storm makes its way east. on sunday it dumped rain and delayed flights in san francisco. the relatively calm weekend elsewhere was a welcome relief for millions of air passengers after a blizzard
are getting some twitter for rick. what is new york city looking like with a nor'easter on thursday. i want to know the answer on that. deadly storm system that pounded the midwest with storm and thousands of tornados heading northeast this morning. oh, my god. that is a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> gretchen: that funnel cocloud was spot indeed mobile, alabama and 10s of thens of people now without power. >> i prayed to god as loud as i could . praying for my safety and i knew and prayed that the truck stayed put and god would protect me. the brutal winds tossed the cars on top of each other and left the neighborhood a complete disaster. >> i never saw one in real life and just to be able to hear one, it is it a mile from where we are. it pretty amazing. toppled treese ended up killing two people in texas and louisiana. oklahoma got about seven inches of snow in that state . the weather was to blame for a massive car pile up on interstate 40. a woman died in another highway crash nearby. >> we talked about the flights all over the u.s. are cancelled . logan internat
city, as to what he has been able to do, that shows certain important numbers going down. he'll talk more about that when he comes on the show. >> understand what i'm -- >> i know. >> understand what i'm saying about mike. mike has been out front on this for a very long time. i'm just talking about willie's concern and the concern of all of us that some law abiding nra members are not going to be moved and swayed by what michael bloomberg says, whereas a guy like joe manchin that grew up in this culture, that understands this culture. >> yeah. >> will be able to say, hey, listen, here's the deal. they're not coming for our guns. i'll be the first to stand in the way of my door and not let the government come for my guns or your guns. but you know what, i don't have a 10 millimeter glock because when i take my kids and grandkids out deer hunting, i don't need a glock or a bushmaster to take them down or to protect my house more importantly. >>> coming up, we will talk to new york city mayor michael bloomberg and senator elect chris murphy and tom brokaw and eugene robinson. >>> first,
count who's doing what. i've seen -- >> being very parochial. we live in new york city all three of us, we are on the subways in new york, not on the subways in asia where knowing yas and samsungs are much bigger players. >> fair enough. but? for the u.s. carriers. i have seen one nokia lumia on the subway the last three months. >> but here's what a nokia spokesperson had to say ultimate slick, a car years decision on operation, up to at&t and verizon and so on and the spokesperson points out that samsung is doing the same thing. not just us. samsung is doing it, too. good response there. what stock should you be watching when the opening bell rings? get word on the street from a trader and on what to expect. that is next. >>> later, commodities i hating snag the next few months what is ahead for the new year? we are making predictions. take another look at futures as we head into this thursday open. looks like we are a little bit higher, jobless claims did come in better than expected here. the dow looking at 18 at the open. more "squawk on the street," straight ahead. [ male announce
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in the city of about 200,000. >> oh, wow! check that tornado out. it's been on the ground now for over a minute. >> reporter: the christmas day tornado damaged buildings, brought down trees, power lines and ripped through the wall of this church. workers in the area describe the scary moments. >> praying for everybody and everyone was kind of like in panic mode. >> reporter: earlier in the day, dramatic storm chaser video captured the scene in mcneill, mississippi. in texas at least three reported tornadoes touched down across the state tuesday. witnesses say the tornado the size of two football fields passed through an area about 100 miles north of houston. snow is also causing problems in areas unaccustomed to seeing a white christmas. dallas got hit with a rare snowfall, which made for dangerous driving conditions on the roadways. >> it's a mess. it's scary. >> reporter: a similar scene in lubbock, texas. crews were on the scene at this accident. in the houston area, strong winds toppled this tree on to a pickup truck, killing the driver. this morning, the huge winter system is on t
. >> it is a scam city. i believe that park and real estate is public property. >> i live on the south side of chicago and rarely go downtown anymore because the parking costs so much. thanks for responding. "fox and friends" starts right now. >> gretchen: good morning, everybody. i am juliet in for gretchen carlson . we have serious business to start with you. former president george bush is in intensive care with his fever climbing . the latest on his condition and what his family is sea saying. >> brian: the president is in the aired hading back to washington. is it too late. we are breaking doup your tax reality. >> brian: and holiday travelers are stuck on the tarmac x. one pilot was frustrated . wait until you hear what he did over com. "fox and friends" begins right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> brian: kelley wright. i am clayton morris . this is julia morris. >> happy merry christmas. you guys have a nice christmas. >> family was here and we had a great time. >> frolic in the -- >> clayton: beautiful snow. >> you can't beat christmas in new york 73 unless you are manger square
this morning, the kansas city fed survey. the lead story in the journal today is a 6.9% rise in house prices so far this year. since january. and some people are saying after some false starts, residential has concerned. >> well, you're right. >> you can have some recovery, some have firmness in housing prices, but it's going to drive the recovery on the back of housing. that's not going to happen. >> and people are choosing who to hook up with. i couldn't tell whether that spoke to you or whether you thought it was odd. you thought it was a pretty good idea, i think. you don't want to go out with someone who has a 200, do you? >> do you think eharmony should add a little line, what is your credit score? >> what is your credit score. >> and people are dating now on -- >> can you trust someone who you give your attentions to and eventually give your heart to that doesn't pay your bills? would you? it makes sense to me, doesn't it? >> i don't know about that. >> you could stay with the person, too. >> change them? >> wasn't that the problem when you're -- you don't want a lasting relationship wit
of a subway train in new york city. the man was killed and a woman who was talking to herself pushed him on the tracks. his back was turned and they don't know if he knew the woman. they are looking for her. it will be harder for people to load up. employees in delaware and 3 m will no longer get to go outside for a quick moke break. north dakota dack also banned smoke nothing public places. >> kelly: there is a discussion of how to keep our kids safe in school. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. >> kelly: that statement stirred up a lot of controversy. but our next guest agrees and has a solution of his own. tom horn is the attorney general of his own. he proposes arming one educator per school. attorney general horn, how did you come up with the plan and why are you trying to implement it. >> i tried to come up with a golden mean between two extremes. one point is teachers come nothing the school with guns. i think th
of the bill, a health clinic in the city of sunrise, florida, as the william "bill" kling v.a. clinic. william passed away sadly on august 6 at age 84. my deepest appreciation goes out to the committee on veterans' affairs and chairman miller who is a great friend from the state of florida, for supporting this effort and helping it to come to the floor. bill was a member of our greatest generation of americans, serving our nation in the navy during world war ii. but this was far from over when he returned from war. in fact, it was just beginning. bill claims -- became our strongest advocate and helping generations of veterans as they returned to civilian life. he worked tirelessly to make sure our veterans were getting the benefits they deserved, from education to quality health care through our v.a. system. i'm sure our florida colleagues will tell you that bill was a force to be reckoned with, pushing the urgency of the issue at hand. i know he will be sorely missed. in particular, my thoughts and prayers goes out to bill's family, including his daughter. i had the distinct pleasure, mr. spe
fought insurers, fema and the city all in hopes of once again holding services on the devastated property. now the construction is finally underway and elizabeth prann is live in atlanta to tell us about that. hi, elizabeth. the holiday season extra special for the church members, right? >> reporter: yes, very special this year because there were dozens of churches which were flattened off tornados in tuscaloosa of 2011. there were so many churches that just don't have the resources to rebuild. 82-year-old dorothy tiner couldn't believe her eyes what she saw the 2011 tore dade snows -- tornados did to her tuscaloosa church. >> i was shocked how much damage it did. >> reporter: the church was damaged beyond repair when the storm was hit and they were forced to use another church miles away for sunday prayer. >> 2011 the heart of our city was ripped apart by this tornado. >> reporter: but the spirit of service still remains on the old site. parishioners use the parking lot for weekly meetings and community service. >> we kind of became a distribution spot. people were coming in from all ove
barreling across the city. lightning flashing inside, like giant christmas ornaments. twrisers spawned by a snowstorm marching all of the way from california. triggering these explosions. the midtown area of mobile fully blacked out. lit only by the lights of police cruisers. here in mobile, thousands still blacked out with power. across the region, over 250,000 people without power. >> we've had some moderate to minor injuries. to this point, there's been no deaths reported. judging from some of the damage we witnessed today, it's a miracle. >> reporter: dazed residents picked through the debris, as rescuers checked for people still trapped in the rubble. the winds mangling the antebellum homes here. picking up cars and ripping through a nearly 100-year-old high school here in mobile. and it's not over yet, sam. there is still a high wind warning is in effect. we talked about the breadth of the damage coming through last night. to get these power lines out of the way, of course, first restoring power to that hospital that got knocked out and all of this weather is punching through geo
the cameras are rolling and you capture this craziness. >> amazing picture. my goodness. >>> oklahoma city police are looking for whoever put two pipe bombs on a truck. the driver found them attached to his fuel tank after he got back from a 400-mile trip. the truck reportedly was hauling rock. you can imagine what happened if this thing blew up. a bomb squad destroyed the explosives. >>> also new this morning, a medical chopper goes down in north central illinois, it was on its way to a hospital. three people on board all crew members, were killed. rockford memorial hospital told the chicago tribune that two nurses were on the chopper as well. no patients were on the chopper. >>> just 21 days until the tax hikes and spending cuts kick in. remember, congress is supposed to break for the holidays at the end of this week. here's the latest. house speaker john boehner and his aides were quietly conducting behind the scenes fiscal cliff talks with the white house. on capitol hill for one day at least, all was pretty quiet. posturing and finger pointing kind of stopped. cnn political reporter s
. >>> in other news, hundreds of schoolteachers plan to attend firearms training today in salt lake city. the 200 teachers come from districts all across utah and volunteered for the concealed weapons training offered each year. organizers say in past years, only a few dozen teachers have attended, but they're expecting an overflow crowd now. >>> to another growing gun controversy over a newspaper's decision to publish the names and addresses of hand gun permit holders. even though the information is a matter of public record, the publication has outraged a lot of readers. they suggest it puts the permit holders in danger because criminals have a guide to places they can steal guns. >> disclosure of the name and home address of every firearms licensee in new york has been a matter of public record for years. >> i may have some neighbors that don't look in favor of gun owners, and may feel threatened. >> how is this for payback? some publicized the home addresses and phone number of the reporter who wrote the piece, along with other journalists at the paper. >> a little payback there. as you saw,
san francisco to seattle. it will be white for tomorrow in wichita, oklahoma city, little rock and spokane. let me give you a picture about how rare this event is. this area of low pressure, it's deep and it's to the south and it's very strong. rare tornadoes. we are going to see them tomorrow. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia. but the last time we had tornadoes on christmas was 2006 when we had six. the last time we had 12 was 1969, and we could see 12. not out of the question. rare snow in oklahoma city. we expect 5 to 8 inches. of the last 120 years alina we've had snow on six occasions, and that was at aleast an inch. >> wow. thank you so much. we'll check back with you later. thanks for watching cnn newsroom. newsroom international with suzanne malveaux starts right now. >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. this is the christmas eve edition of "cnn newsroom." for a lot of you today is last minute shopping or preparing christmas dinner or taking time with your families. while you're getting busy or ready for the celebrations, we'll keep you updated and, of course, the holiday
rebels say the government tanks fired some type of poison gas on the city of homs. they uploaded victi videos, whee victims are shown receiving treatment. it shows they suffer from heavy dose of tear gas and irritant, no at chemical weapon like serrin gas. troops loyal to president bashar assad suddenly find themselves playing defense. force to abandon large swath of the north, they resorted to firing scud missiles in the direction of the rebel enclave. time and momentum appear on side of the rebels. video shows them using better tactics, fighting as coordinated army, better equipped by the weapons they capture from the syrian government bases. 200,000 bullets, 3,000 hand grenades and cannon inventory at aleppo captured over the weekend. >> there is aftermath of bombing. some videos show civilian casualties. proving the line between civilian and citizen soldiers is blurred. now the rebels will face far greater challenge as they push government troops back and fight in cities they are no longer among friendly population. >> many observers note they have at least nine lives of proverbial
. i got my associates, i got other people in mexico city and down there. it's a team effort. yeah, i was the lead lawyer but it was great to work with many people. >> it's good of you to acknowledge them. we don't have much time. we have to wrap, eddie, by want to say yes, obviousry to the team, you have to work together and especially on international cases. congratulations on getting this fine american home safe. you are to be commended to the efforts of you and your other legal counsel. thanks so much. now to the quickly approaching fiscal cliff. tonight president obama and lawmakers are heading back to washington. but do they have enough time left to strike a deal in congressmen tray joins us. hi, tray, a pleasure to see you tonight. >> you too. merry christmas. >> merry christmas. unfortunately we still have the fiscal cliff looming over our head. a lot going on. talk about whether or not we can't get some kind of bipartisan approach. there is some kind of discussion that there might be a deal coming up. tell us what you know. >> i assure you that there will be a resolution eith
the term "super bowl"? denver broncos, dallas cowboys, kansas city chiefs, new york jets. >> i knew i was going to get a football question, and i don't know anything about football. meredith: hmm. well, you could jump it or ask the audience if you really have no idea. >> i know what the super bowl is. [laughter] ha ha! meredith: well, that's a start. >> that's a start. ha ha ha! but i think i'm gonna have to jump this question. meredith: ok, question is out of play. you don't have to answer it. let's see the rightsy chiefs. let's see what you jumped over. [audience groans] >> it's ok. meredith: all right. deep breath. >> deep breath. ha ha! meredith: that's always disappointing, but the good news is, by taking that jump, you are one step closer to the million dollars, 9 questions away. still got some big money left on that board, too. "anthems 101" is your category. what is the only color mentioned in the first stanza of "the star-spangled banner"? blue, white, red, green. >> i'm singing the song in my head. the--and i won't sing it to you guys. sorry. ha ha ha! i'm gonna go with b--w
, well villager compound in kendu bay, probably an hour and a half from the city of consumer -- kisumu. it now had a cement floor but we were told would obama's slept they are there was no cement, just rolled much. and he spent two nights there. when he was visiting that area, that part of the obama clan on his journey through africa, his first ever trip there. just to think, it's not like, it has nothing to do with how i feel about obama. and really, i don't approach the book that way anywhere. is just the main character of my book. and has nothing to do what i like him or dislike him. it has to do with the history of seeing this little place, before anybody, anybody knew who the hell barack obama was. you know, he was 26 years old, making that first journey back to a land that he had never seen before. and i was looking at this little hut on the floor where he slept of those nights back in 1987, and just kind of come it didn't overwhelm the but it made me realize that, to see history as so much more powerful than just sort of think about it or read about it. i mean, i'll be able to p
're looking at new york city right now where the weather is not nice. i believe the scientific term is foggy and nasty and gross. >> i kind of liked it this morning. i felt this burst of fresh air. >> you're strange. >>> 23 minutes after the hour. we're minding your business this morning. we could see a selloff in stocks today when markets open later today. futures are down sharply more than 1% for all three major indices. >> guess what's to blame? it's because of the impasse on the fiscal cliff talks in washington. >> and foggy, nasty, and gross is also the scientific term for what's going on in washington. that's probably what you're going to see on wall street this morning. i'm suspecting a triple-digit decline. world markets reacting to the fact that john boehner's plan b failed. you're not back at square one. they've laid the ground work for both positions. it's difficult here. we're at the end of the road. you've already seen basically fallout from fiscal cliff. let me tell you what you've seen. you've seen tax refunds, they will likely be delayed. payroll processors have already said
: the rebels have taken the fight to syria's biggest cities, battling assad's strong holds, his palace in damascus, while fighters have overrun one of the largest military bases outside the city of aleppo. american officials fear the likelihood of assad using chemical weapons is rising. they say they have proof they've been prepared. we went to meet a man who shares those fears. driving along a dark back country road near turkey's border with syria. he told us that until 2008, he was a chief of staff in the chemical weapons program. he said he worked on the defense side, in charge of preparing troops for dealing with attacks and safety equipment. what specific chemical weapons does the assad regime have? he said they have mustard gas, along with a highly toxic nerve agent, vx, sarin and tabun. the regime has started to fall and deteriorate, he argues. it's highly possible assad will start using chemical weapons to kill his own people. >> i think it's a last-ditch effort and one they don't want to use but are considering it. >> reporter: if the regime crumbles, the u.s. fears the weapon
the zoo. >> the owner of the a's is asking to stay in the city for another five-years. he sent a letter to the stadium authority asking to extend the team's lease which expires after next season. it acknowledges that the team is still looking for a new venue but hasn't found anything that they deem realistic. they have been waiting nearly four years to have baseball approve a move to san jose but the giants claim territorial rights. the mayor has pledged to work with the a's to get a fair lease extension. >> winter storms caution power outages and messy roads in the midwest. want to tell you about the work underway. >> and packer fans pitch in by digging in. the effort to get the field ready for tomorrow's game. >> the second in our series of storms is marching through the bay area. what you can expect for saturday coming up. . >>> you can hear that wind blowing, parts of ohio wake up in the dark after winds knocked out power. utility crews working to get the lights back on but some drivers had to navigate that evening drive in the dark. a light dusting of snow also fell overnight ad
. if you are in new york city, schoolteachers and firemen make $100,000 a year and they are easily in households the approach the limit. it depends and where you live. among high-income people, there is a wide range of what people pay in taxes. if you're a lawyer in washington, i find them to be reasonable people who work long hours. you are probably paying 28%. if you are on wall street and you are well-connected if you have a capacity to have your income defined as investment as opposed to salary even though it is indeed salary income. if you are somebody like jamie dimon or warren buffet, you can get away with 14% tax. the real problem with upper individuals are not the people who pay the taxes we intend for the to pay, but all the people who get away without paying any taxes at all. those tax breaks and write offs are derived by the president and by democrats, but they never seem to get fixed. one reason is republicans do not want them fixed. and the other hand, the democrats get a lot of campaign contributions from wall street. that is a real problem on both sides of the aisle
the northeast, new york city could see a few snow showers coming down. but the winds are pretty strong. so it's pretty chilly. so some snow in western great lakes. of course, we're seeing that, the lake-effect snow guns firing off. another wet day on the west coast, randi, from seattle to san francisco. another tough travel day there. but this is the end of the line. things begin to clear out. the balance of the country is cold and driempt ay. and the eastern section is windy. >> i'd rather have a white christmas than a wet one. i guess we don't have much of a choice. thank you. >> sure. >>> armed police in our schools. that is the nra's plan to combat gun violence. one lawmaker has another idea. arm the teachers. but not just with guns. we'll explain. >>> first, good morning, washington! look at that lovely shot of the washington monument there. glad you're with us here on cnn "saturday morning." if you think running a restaurant is hard, try running four. fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we
's the city's first snowstorm of the season. many are bracing for more to come. >> if you wanted a white christmas, there you go. >>> the gulf coast is even bracing for the worst. >> including some christmas week tornadoes, believe it or not. andrew has the latest now from accuweather. >> while most of the nation will be relatively tranquil for the holidays, we're tracking one disturbance that will give us unsettled weather across portions of the gulf coast. late tonight, the houston area, we'll see thunderstorms popping up, spreading eastward throughout your christmas tuesday. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia, interstates 10 and 20, torrential downpours, the threat for tornadoes. so a very destructive storm system on this saturday. the highest threat for tornadoes we are looking at around new orleans, mobile, right along interstate 10 and the western panhandle of florida. so definitely be on alert throughout christmas tuesday. we're looking for good snow across portions of the plain. >>> here's the rest of your christmas eve forecast. last-minute shoppers in boston and chicago c
in a good part of the country. everybody needs to know. 65 degrees, kansas city. oklahoma, looking pretty good. kansas city, in the 40s. memphis, about 62. atlanta, 60 degrees. look at texas showing off in the 70s and 80s. this is in advance of the system that steps into the northwest and then sweeps across for days now, making it a mess in a good middle part of the country, also into the northeast as we get to the weekend. enjoy this moment because all that right there, is headed that way. >> i don't know. if i had to pick, maybe atlanta, all the way to orlando, 60 to 80 degrees today. >> that's pretty nice. >> taking care of the southeast, are you, sam? >> thank you, sam. >>> coming up on "good morning america," we'll have new details in the sandy hook investigation. now, adam lanza's babysitter describes what could have been wrong with him from a very young age. >>> then, a big shift in gears. we're going to tell you about the new star of the beckham family. 10-year-old romeo is the new face of a modeling campaign. >>> plus, what happens when two icons reunite? john travolta, olivia ne
will be announced this saturday in new york city. manzel is the favorite. >> the correct answer is johnny manzel will win the heisman trophy this year. that's all there is to it. >> bill: is he the freshman? >> he is going to win. >> bill: i'll take your word for it. i don't know any of them. i wouldn't know who to vote for. >> you don't get to vote. >> luckily, you don't get to vote. they will give it to the defensive player. collin klein had a very good year but nobody had a better season than johnny manzel. >> bill: i'll take your word for it. i'll tell you what, i have a vote on john boehner's baloney plan yesterday they threw out there on the table. i would love to get your take on it too at 1-866-55-press. my vote is no! my vote is laughing all the way. so, you know what was going on. so for the fiscal cliff negotiations so far it really is serious stuff because the last thing we can afford right now is another 2008 debacle where people lose their shirt because the federal government -- the politicians here membe
sm. host: joining us from new york city this morning, mr. fund, i just want to begin, if we could, actually, with the front page of "the washington post." in the news that president obama is looking at proposals on guns. obama asked his cabinet members for ideas to curb violence. what do you make of that? guest: well, we've been this way before. in 1994, president clinton signed an assault weapons ban into law. it expired in 2004. so we have 10 years of experience of what that ban did. and frankly, a university of pennsylvania study looked at all of that said that while there was some slight decrease in the use of assault weapons, it did nothing for overall gun violence. assault weapons, semi-automatics are used between 2% and 8% of crimes and it said the gun ban did nothing to reduce the overall level of gun violence in this country. look, i mean, this is a very tragic situation. and it's a very emotional one. it's at least an emotional issue as abortion or the death penalty. and emotions run high here. and we have a very deeply divided country. we have a large chunk of the count
wear to you it's spectacular. and i actually just love watching major cities get destroyed in a completely fake and ridiculous way, which is what this movie is. >> anyone wearing a hat like this certainly would. but jack reacher, les mis and django. why these for christmas? >> they are a touch violent. here's the thing "jack reacher" is surprisingly funny and tom cruise is once again helping us through is the holidays by hunting down the bad guys. he's a movie star, nobody does it better and by the way, the dude does his own stunts. i couldn't believe it when i was watching it. and i laughed through the whole thing. now, "less miserables" is, of course, account movie adaptation of the very, very popular music musical which i knew nothing about. all the critics aren't completely in love with it, but i thought it was if ied with passionate performances and watching ann hathaway almost starving to death in front of my very eyes helped me kick start my holiday diet. >> come on, now. >> she's magnificent. i actually think we're going to see tons of oscar awards come out of this
have been able to stop him. >> we don't want to turn our schools into dodge cities. >> reporter: at least one school district in new jersey placed armed guards in each school over the governor's objection. >> you don't want to make this an armed camp for kids. i don't think that's a positive example. >> such an interesting debate. you feel like we have to do something to prevent another tragedy like the one we saw in newtown. but folks say you don't want to make campuses feel like police states. and can schools afford these days to put armed patrolman in every campus? or every door and school. you don't know where it's going to go from here. >> most people agree on the idea of high magazine clips. why would you need 50 rounds. but most people agree on new gun control after newtown, gun sales skyrocketing. one store in virginia saying they've been off the charts. they've never seen anything like that before. just within the last week. >> watching the head of the nra give that press conference on friday and subsequent interview over the weekend, he said we're open to all solutions
. >> chicago was where it was all happening and you know, one of those big cities where people were trying to go to. one of the most fascinating record sources i found were these letters of migrants that one of the journalists covering -- collective. people in the 1900's who are looking for places and the "chicago defender," the black newspaper there played a big role in encouraging the migration and people wrote things like -- looking for a place, this kind of work or that kind of work and one of the letter said letters it struck me which i think i close with was, looking for a place where i can be a man or treated like a man. people thought that in this place it wasn't segregated. not like it was in the south. you could go to integrated schools and you could vote and you could make a real living wage. and there was a huge vibrant social, religious life there. no, i was going to say that when michelle obama's ancestors got there, the south side and she always says she is the south side girl and you are a cell site guy, it looks nothing like it did. her great-grandmother phebe moten johnso
and the way that they do it better than they do in new york city. we happen to be much more conducive to allowing people to get conceal carry permits. we happen to think that if you go through the appropriate process to get the conceal carry permit, that's a good thing, but guns aren't for everybody, but as a constitutional right, you should be able to access. >> what about background checks? 40% of the guns sold in this country are sold without background checks? are there some steps that the nra should be accepting so that you can begin to get a handle on the proliferation of weapons in the hands of people who should not have them? >> i do verz who, and i have expressed them since the moment in tragedy happened and before. this intersection between use of lethal weapons and the access to lethal weapons and the mental health side. i think that's common ground. first and foremost, you don't want somebody who doesn't have the mental capacity to make these types of rationale decisions, be able to obtain a gun, and that is a difficult equation. when you are going to take somebody's const
in new york city. cnbc producer green took this picture. in saks you could hear a pin drop during a 60% sale going into saturday. now, i was in that very store last week. i have never been in fax fifth avenue during christmas time in manhattan. if that is slow, i would hate to see what busy is, thomas. back to you. >> jane, thanks so much. >>> coming up, mitt romney's son, tag, with some very curious comments about his father's run for president. plus, on the defense. another one of the president's potential cabinet nominees being criticized by republicans and the democrats. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's
to the republican line from new york city. caller:hi, i am a physician and worked in the time of son of sam and i treated one of his last victims. the destruction that a sudden killing like this is enormous. i think the mental health screening has to be more pori part of this. the fact that we cannot commit people showing extreme mental illness with several rights laws is a deeper issue than gun control. >host: how should vice president joe biden and the white house address this. mental illness is part of the debate and will be part of the solution. >> i think they really need to look at civil rights laws and be able to intervene more aggressively with mental health professionals when people show a consistent pattern of mental illness. i think you can travel through any city in america and see massive amounts of people who are not capable of taking care of themselves. as a society, we are not humanitarian when we leave them to defend themselves. >host: this argument is not new. it is highlighted in the extensive report in "the washington post." the chair of the senate judiciary committee, joe bid
three weeks after the oklahoma city bombing former president george h bush resigned as agents were called jackbooted thugs. do you think that other lawmakers will take bold steps away from the nra or stay put? >> in a word, no. as a matter of fact i think those who have made steps away from the nra will probably make bold steps back to the nra because they know it is the politicly expedient thing to do. we have a continuation of the massacres that occur periodically in this country and nobody seems to be willing to do anything. even if they come up with another assault weapons ban. the last one was so full of loopholes that it was basically meaningless. >> we will have you guys back a little later in the show. >>> and i want to show you this video from moments ago. this is president obama and the first lady attending the memorial service for the late senator inouye going on right now in hawaii. >>> coming up he is the leading of the gop and the senate. mitch mcconnell seems to be getting a little nervous about the rumblings around ashley judd's political intentions. >>> in 1823 one
and west of the new york city and boston metro areas into new england later tonight. for us we'll have clouds in and out tonight after midnight and then sun on christmas day and then christmas evening we'll have clouds closing back in and during the day on wednesday another similar event although this one will have more moisture where we could have a zone of wet snow and sleet north and west of washington and then all rain south and east of it. we do have winter weather advisory for icing and snow out of the mountains for today and tonight if you drive that way later you'll run into that. and then as we get into wednesday, another wintry mix change to rain situation. and over the weekend on saturday stay tuned. weather getting more active. a look at traffic now. >> things are looking great on the interstates taking a look at 395. no serious problems as you head north. things are looking great. worry free at the 14th street bridge. 12-minute ride. taking mass transit, green line single tracking because of a problem at navy yard. aaron? >> another traffic alert for people who are trying
. host: -- that is just a portion of what is in the new york times this morning. next is mary in sun city, california. go ahead. we are listening. caller: i am in the rental business in california. i hear california is very big on welfare and section 8. i see there are so many programs where somebody gets to stay home and the government will pay a three-bedroom rent and they only pay $14 a month. they stay home for 10 years, 15 years, or whatever simply because they have children. being in the military, a lot of my friends, the parents work. but these people are not in the military and they get medical, they get food stamps, they get wic. there's never a change in the programs to motivate people to go to work. host: what would you like to see done? caller: i would like to see that the welfare and section 8 programs and these programs out there, that they tell the people you go to work and we will subsidize -- we will give you a small check to help you support your little family. a lot of these people on these programs are not married. they are single parents. my friends in the military ar
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